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Recruiting Seniors For Non-profit Work

While marketers have generally ignored the 50+ population, what a boon they could be for the non-profit world.

07/21/2014

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How To Find Last-Minute Hotel Deals

Find out what the best online booking sites are for last-minute hotel deals.

07/04/2014

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Refreshed Course Aims To Help Senior Drivers Stay On Road Longer

In an effort to help senior drivers stay on the road longer, and safer, AARP has retooled its Smart Driver course.

01/20/2014

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AARP Plans To Take On Hunger Problem Among People 50 And Over

After an AARP roundtable discussion with hunger advocates in Philadelphia, the non-profit organization is working to come up with a follow-up report on the problem of hunger among people 50 and over.

10/06/2013

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Older Adults As Volunteers

May is Older Americans Month and the US Census tells us many good things about people over 65. For starters, they’re not too old to contribute.

05/21/2013

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Computer Game Good For The Aging Brain

As we get older, brain function declines. But a recently funded government study found that playing a computer game can slow and even reverse those declines.

05/20/2013

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South Jersey Man Works As Guardian Angel For Aging Drivers

The AARP offers driving refresher classes to those over age 50. Bill O’Brien teaches twice a month throughout South Jersey.

03/21/2013

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Helping Elderly Find Better Access To Food And Nutrition Is Focus Of Forum In Center City

Advocates for the elderly tackled the issue of hunger at a forum in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday.

03/20/2013

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Business CEOs Pushing Plan To Raise U.S. Retirement Age

A group of top business executives is proposing reforms to Social Security and Medicare, including an increase in the retirement age.

01/17/2013

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Elders Rally in Philadelphia To Oppose New Penna. Voter ID Law

The chant was, “Don’t block my vote!” as red AARP shirts peppered the lawn at Independence Mall.

07/19/2012

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AARP Holding Anti-Hunger Event Next Week in Center City Philadelphia

The advocacy group AARP is seeking to tackle hunger among older Americans. To that end, it is holding a fundraiser at the Shops at Liberty Place.

11/10/2011

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Group Grades Philadelphia On Walkability and Pedestrian Safety

The senior citizen advocacy group “AARP” and the Mayor’s Commission on Aging are surveying various Philadelphia intersections to determine how safe they are for the city’s 50+ population.

09/29/2011

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Lunchtime Wellness Event Encourages Baby Boomers To Get Moving

AARP and the city’s recreation department hosted a lunchtime health and wellness event at Love Park on Monday.

06/21/2011

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Social Security Cost Of Living Increase Could Come (And Go)

The Social Security Board of Trustees says there may be a cost of living increase in payments to retirees next year but the rise in Medicare premiums may make it a wash.

03/28/2011

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Top Senior Discounts

They absolutely love us. The “they” is almost anyone with a product or service to sell. The “us” is the geezer generation, and we’re growing by leaps and bounds.

03/01/2011

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